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Wanting to start to painting baits and don't know anything.

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#1 haleconst


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Posted 29 July 2007 - 06:04 PM

I am wanting to start painting some baits for my self and don't know the first thing about it. I was wondering if anyone could help me get started. Kind of airbrush, paint and anthing else that I would need to know. thank you in advance.


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Posted 29 July 2007 - 09:18 PM

That's a huge subject and there are lots of posts about airbrush selection, paint types and techniques here on the hardbait forum, but you need to search each topic to get hours of reading (use the SEARCH button on the menu at the top of the page). Most get started with a medium priced airbrush like the Paasche VL or a Badger Crescendo and they paint with acrylic latex colors formulated for airbrushes, like Createx. You can use an airbrush compressor, a tool compressor or bottled compressed gas. The basic paint strategy is simple: start at the bottom of the lure and work your way up. Most prey species have light bottoms and darker tops and you generally want to paint dark colors over light colors. Hope that's at least a start!